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'Lucifer' finally scored that season six renewal over on Netflix. Here's our recap of 'Lucifer' you'll need before season 5.

‘Lucifer’ on Netflix: This is the only recap you’ll need before season 5

Lucifer finally scored that season six renewal over on Netflix. Cue fans all across the internet dying of happiness again because we got a season five part one release date on Monday. So it seems things are moving at a decent place with the Lucifer fandom, now that Netflix has caught up with the necessary news of the release dates.

Since season five of Lucifer will air on Netflix in about two months, it’s probably a good time to refresh memories. After all, it’s been about a year since Lucifer dropped season four on the streaming giant. So a refresher is just what the devil ordered as we wait for Lucifer to drop its newest season on Netflix.

Here’s everything you need to know going into season five.


Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Chloe (Lauren German) “will they, won’t they” dynamic has been a major source of conflict for the series. At the end of season three of Lucifer, Chloe saw Lucifer’s “devil face” and realized that he wasn’t delusional after all. At the start of season four, a month has passed for the duo. Chloe took Trixie (Scarlett Estevez) and went to Rome. 

While in Rome, Chloe met Father William Kinley (Graham McTavish), who decided to use her status as a miracle to lock Lucifer in Hell forever. While the plan was all well and good in Rome, things changed when Chloe went back to LA and interacted with Lucifer regularly again. Despite pretending to be okay, Chloe was having a hard time accepting Lucifer’s real nature as the Devil.

Lucifer wasn’t very thrilled when he learned about Chloe’s real feelings or intentions. Eve (Inbar Lavi) reentered his life and the two fell into a relationship. Chloe and Lucifer, however, still had their connection. Most of season four was reforging their relationship into what it once was.

Chloe eventually learned to accept all aspects of Lucifer: angel and devil. While Lucifer, with Chloe’s help, learned to forgive himself for things outside of his control. Lucifer had to return to Hell, but before it happened he told Chloe that she was his first love. Chloe also confessed her love for Lucifer, begging him not to go.

But, well, he had to go.


During season three of Lucifer, Dr. Linda (Rachael Harris) and Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) had a relationship together. At the beginning of season four, Linda learned that she was pregnant with her and Amenadiel’s baby: the first half-human, half-angel. The duo spent a lot of the season dealing with the pregnancy in different ways. 

Linda, with the help of Amenadiel and Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt), prepared herself to give birth. Amenadiel felt torn as to whether or not to raise their child on Earth, where he would face systemic racism, or Heaven, where Linda as a living human couldn’t go. Eventually, little baby Charlie was born: healthy and happy. 

By this time, however, the demon Dromos was possessing William Kinley’s body, who was killed by Eve, and seeing Lucifer refused to return to Hell, went to get a new King. The choice was Charlie, who the demons felt they could raise into the king that they needed. Lucifer, however, was able to send the demons back to Hell and rescue Charlie. Still, in order to make sure Charlie’s safe, Lucifer went to Hell to keep an eye on the demons.


What about everyone’s favorite demon, Mazikeen? During season four, she juggled her best friend being pregnant with a baby half-angel and falling in love with Eve. Yeah, it was a real heartbreaker for poor Maze. She was in love with Eve who was in love/obsession with Lucifer. 

After Eve’s need to get Lucifer back led to Charlie being kidnapped, anything tentative between them ended. So Maze is a free demon and stuck topside as far as we know as Lucifer returned to Hell without her. Luckily, she has Linda and Charlie to look after along with her other human friends.

The non-Celestial insiders

Season four of Lucifer saw Dan (Kevin Alejandro) back to season one levels of douche. Though given that he blamed Lucifer for Charlotte’s (Tricia Hefler) death at the end of the third season, it’s not that big of a surprise. Still Dan really wanted Lucifer to hurt as much as he was hurting. It ended with him slipping that Lucifer broke the back of the son of a quasi mob boss.

Trixie, however, was visiting when the guy’s goons attacked Lucifer and Eve. Everyone was fine, but Dan switched that blame onto himself in a big way, especially when Ella (Aimee Garcia) covered up evidence to protect him. This led to the two sleeping together and things got awkward.

Meanwhile, with Ella, she had gone from Catholic to atheist over the course of season four. Even with this conversion of sorts, Ella still felt adrift and maybe a bit lonelier than before.

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